Happy Earth Day!
According to earthdayay.org, “Earth Day is widely recognized as the largest secular observance in the world, marked by more than a billion people every year as a day of action to change human behavior and create global, national and local policy changes.”
Starting in 1970, Earth Day gave a voice to the public and concerned citizens about the state of our planet. Americans had been taking in large amounts of leaded gas through inefficient cars and the industrial lifestyle was taking a hit on our personal health as well as the health of our planet. Industry smoke and pollution wasn’t always seen as a bad thing but accepted as a sense of success or accomplishment.
Climate changes have pushed the world to fight with increased urgency. Social demonstration continues to grow as the awareness of our climate crisis grows.
A new generation of young people are refusing to take no for an answer and instead taking it to the streets by the millions to demand environmental change. These conversations and issues are brought to light though social media, protests, and strikes which unite a concerned community. The greatest challenge that humankind has faced is being taken on by frustrated citizens who want to make a difference for our environment’s future.
Eco-friendly Practices for Earth Day
Are you interested in being a part of Earth Day? Help protect the environment by making just a few simple changes right at home. By checking in on your HVAC system and properly maintaining it, you will not only reduce your carbon footprint but save big on your monthly utility costs.
Schedule an HVAC Maintenance Appointment
Increase the energy efficiency of your system by having one of our professionals thoroughly check your HVAC unit. We can help catch any issues that could potentially cause uncomfortable summer months going forward.
Change Your Air Filters
Changing your air filters helps to prevent a clogged system that can lead to excess released greenhouse gasses and carbon monoxide. Dirty or clogged filters also mean that your system is working harder to push air throughout the home which causes increases in energy costs. Help protect your home from unnecessary contamination such as bacteria, mold, pollen, and other allergens. It’s a good practice to change your HVAC filters at the start of each season.
Have Your Ductwork Inspected and Cleaned
Uninsulated or leaky ducts waste an extraordinary amount of energy and can cause spikes in your heating and cooling bills. Duct cleaning and maintenance extends the unit’s longevity and results in improved efficiency of your system. Enjoy cleaner air, fewer allergens, lower levels of noise, and a comfortable home.
Replace or Repair Your Insulation
Assist with energy efficiency by replacing or repairing insulation in your home. Less energy consumption from your system equals less negative environmental impact. Enjoy a cleaner indoor environment, remove old pollutants, and prevent new ones from getting in.
Have Your Heater or Air Conditioning Unit Replaced
Our team at Air Control can provide solutions that offer the latest in HVAC technology. Your home will have reduced energy consumption as well as improved air quality. A new unit will assure the most modern and economically sound device that can help reduce carbon monoxide emissions.
Consider a Smart or Programmable Thermostat
Save on energy and on utility costs with a thermostat that can be set to your personal schedule. Some systems can even learn the home’s preferred temperatures such as the desired setting for being at work, at home, or sleeping.
Consider Ductless Mini-Splits
Ductless mini-splits offer an efficient heating and cooling option. This is a great choice for improved air quality, comfort, and customized climate throughout the home. Ductless mini splits allow you to change the temperature of your home room by room. Protect the environment with fewer emissions, and lower your carbon footprint while saving on energy costs all in one.
We’re Here to Help Keep Your Home Eco-Friendly
Reach out to one of our highly trained technicians if you want to take advantage of any of these Earth Day practices for your HVAC system. Enjoy a comfortable setting while keeping an energy efficient home.